Malik Rose joins Spurs broadcast teamPosted by Inside Hoops
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that former Spur Malik Rose will serve as a fill-in color commentator for Sean Elliott on Spurs broadcasts this season.
Rose will join play-by-play announcer Bill Land for his first road broadcast tomorrow night when the Spurs take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. He will join Land for various games throughout the season, including the Nov. 28 game at New Orleans Hornets at 2 p.m. on FSSW.
“I have always thought Malik would make a great basketball analyst,” said Mike Kickirillo, Spurs director of broadcasting. “He always provided terrific insight in interviews and his reception with Spurs fans has been off the charts since he stepped into town. He will fit in well with Bill and do a great job stepping in for Sean.”
Rose played for the Spurs from 1997 to 2005, including two Championship seasons (1999, 2003). During his eight-year career with San Antonio, he averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 509 games played. The 13-year veteran forward also played with the Hornets, Knicks and Thunder before retiring in 2009.
After retiring, Rose stepped into the broadcast world, currently serving as an in-studio analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Knicks. He will continue to serve in those roles in addition to his new duties as color analyst for San Antonio.